Three potential acts of violence at Dickson County High School have been averted during the last six months after students notified adults about threats made by classmates, according to school and law enforcement officials.
On one occasion in March and two incidents in August, police investigated tips from students about threats and were able to petition three juveniles into court for what they determined were credible threats. Because the individuals involved are minors, their names were not released by police or school officials.
Police said in a March incident, a student showed her grandmother a text from a male student in which he threatened to commit violence at DCHS the next day. The grandmother notified police and investigators from the Dickson Police Department worked through the night to locate and interview the student and determined he was serious enough about the threat that he was taken for a psychological evaluation and cited in a Dickson County Juvenile Court petition.